August 7, 2010

Ginger-Honey Glazed Salmon

We love going through magazines to find recipe gems, but Oprah sometimes serves up complicated ingredient lists. This simple salmon recipe, found in the January 2006 magazine and on the Oprah website, has surprisingly few ingredients.

Salmon is a very good source of protein and omega-3 essential fatty acids (which are one of the reasons some fish are called "brain food"). Improved cardiovascular health is often touted as another bonus of this fish. On the Whole Foods website it's suggested that salmon consumption can lower hostility, decreasing grumpiness.

Ginger-Honey Glazed Salmon
1/2 cup orange juice
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons fresh ginger
2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon sesame oil (we used olive oil)
1 fillet salmon
2 tablespoons olive oil
  • In a small pot, bring orange juice, soy sauce, ginger, honey, and sesame oil to a simmer. Cook for 5 minutes on medium-low heat.
  • Pour half of the marinade into a shallow dish and let cool for a few minutes. Put the fish in the dish, coating with the marinade. Turn the skin side up and cover with plastic. Set the salmon aside for 10 minutes
  • Heat olive oil in frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook fish with skin side down, covered, for 3 minutes. Skin should be crisp. Flip the fish and cook for another few minutes until cooked through.
Our mini honey jar - the perfect size for this recipe.

We store ginger in a plastic bag in our freezer.

Salmon frying. Feel free to use packaged cut filets.

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